Grace's blog

GOP Leaders Respond to Paris Terrorist Attacks with Discrimination

Politicizing the atrocities in Paris is sheer gamesmanship at best, fear-mongering at worst. And on top of that, the decision to accept or reject refugees is federal— state governments don't have the authority.

Intern Policy Hearing

Jeff City Gift Takers, Ranked [UPDATED-Sept.]

The Missouri Ethics Commission just released lobbyist gift data for September 2015. Here are your updated rankings of gift takers in the House and Senate, January 2015-September 2015.

Missouri Women's Health Over Politics

Kurt Schaefer’s “Sanctity of Life” Committee succeeded in bullying the University of Missouri into revoking refer & follow privileges for Columbia Planned Parenthood physicians. This continuation of extremists’ attempts to restrict access to safe, legal medical procedures in Missouri is despicable. Women's health should not be sacrificed to win political games.

From Objectifying Women to Anti-Abortion Extremism

At the University of Missouri's Homecoming parade, a Columbia-area GOP leader and President of the local Pachyderm Club, tweeted a photo objectifying the women who were walking past him. He noted their "VNBs," an acronym he later acknowledged stands for "Very Nice Butts."

Kurt Schaefer on Universal Background Checks: Nope

Continuing to align himself with extremist policies, Kurt Schaefer took to Twitter today to shut down an attempt to discuss universal background checks for gun owners.

Jeff City Gift Takers, Ranked (August 2015)

The Missouri Ethics Commission released lobbyist gift data for August 2015 today. Here are your updated rankings of gift takers in the House and Senate, January 2015-August 2015. 1. Colona, Mike- $3,262.07 2. Flanigan, Tom- $3,108.49 3. Ellington, Brandon- $3,075.90 4. Munzlinger, Brian- $2,931.02 5. Leara, Mike- $2,821.25

Kurt Schaefer Used to Care About Academic Freedom

Before he was a Missouri Attorney General-hopeful, Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia) prided himself on being a "moderate." If you don't believe it, watch the clips below. In them he says he believes in putting the needs and desires of university academics, students, and patients over political posturing.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Grace's blog

Like us at Facebook.com/ProgressMissouri

Follow us at @ProgressMO